Towards more responsible purchasing practices within global supply chains


coverhuman-rights-sme enThis introductory guide to human rights for SMEs has been published by the European Commission and written by a team from GLOBAL CSR and BBI.

Human rights are an increasingly important aspect of corporate social responsibility. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights define what companies and governments should do to avoid and address possible negative human rights impacts by business. The EU encourages and contributes to implementation of the UN Guiding Principles. Many EU Member States are developing national plans on business and human rights.

Source: DG Enterprise - Sustainable and responsible businesses

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